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Change Your Shop Name and Changes to How We Represent Shops and People

Hi shop owners,

The changes announced in the forum and blog posts below are starting to roll out.

www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/9114846/
www.etsy.com/blog/news/2011/names-and-shops-on-etsy/

These changes will be live for everyone shortly.

The first page of the forum announcement answers many common questions:
www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/9114846/page/122

If you have other questions, please post in this thread.

Thanks,
Eric

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These changes are now live for everyone!
Sandra Heemskerk from bloei says Edited on Oct 20, 2011

Do I have to change the name within a certain amount of time? Or will this option be permanent?

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You will always have the option to change your shop name one time. If you need to change you shop name a second time, you can submit a request to change your shop name.
Cori Crooks from ShrunkenCatHeads says

MementoMoriShop says

Eric,

Myself and a many number of other shop owners (from what I've read) were wondering if the ability to "merge" shops or shut down an account we "saved" (in case the opportunity of name change came) was in the foreseeable future.

One shop owner put it well in that we accidently stole our names from ourselves.

If the possibility is that far out..or the probability of it is extremely slim, then I'd prefer to just abandon this shop name and move everything over (as much as it would pain me to..). I'm sure there are other shops with WAAAY more sales,reviews and returning customers that would like to know as well.

(I understand that you can not rename your shop if the account already exists..but I am talking about accounts that *we* ourselves created...is there something that can be done?)
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Count me as another person wondering about this! I'd like to merge my 2 shops in order to use the name of the alternate.

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Hi all,

We're still looking into this. Here's how we think it would work:

You would close the account with the name you want to use and contact support from the email associated with the closed account and the email associated with the shop you want to rename. Once we verify that you own both accounts and want to change your shop name to the name of the closed account, we would make the change.

You wouldn't be able to reopen the closed account, and we wouldn't support merging accounts, but you would be able to close an account to free that account's name up for use in your other account.

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Great! Can't WAIT!!!

Will they "roll out" by longevity? (by how long we've been on etsy)


Thanks, ericds!
Thanks...
We're hoping you might consider releasing old user names that have never been active.

Thank you :)
i'm sorry, but EVERYONE should be able to change at once; not a few here and a few there. :-(
We're hoping you might consider releasing old user names that have never been active.

Thank you :)
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That would be awesome.
yeah what is up with that? TOTALLY UNFAIR
Thanks!!!!!!

Wait a second... arg.... I understand from a programing side that things need to roll-out and may not be right at the same time but I really hope it's not a huge gap and my name isn't taken by the time I can change it....
I also hope you will consider releasing old user names that have never been active; thanks!
is adding a space considered casing? ie. canerocks to cane rocks

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